MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Jawa Betok (Tindih) Putut Kembar.

Keris Jawa Betok (Tindih) Putut Kembar – A rare example of a small keris from the central Javanese regions. Handle in the bondolan form and sheath in the sandang walikat forms, are made from hard teak woods with the handle using teak burl or jati gembol.

Thick, broad and heavy blade, has an overall shape or dapor called betok. It also has two figurine in a meditating posture at the base called the putut kembar. The ferrule or metok is also made with the same metals as the blade. This features qualifies the piece as a keris tindih, which is used to neutralize any unhealthy mystical presence in other kerises so as not to have a negative effect to the owner.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with a peak formation at the base of the blade called pamor nunggak semi, and above it are pamor of the wos utah or scattered rice variation.

The pamor nunggak semi is said to enhance the owner’s status, while the pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Condition: Very g
ood condition

Age:  Krises are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers' name. Although a kris smith or "empu" has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to the early 19th  century with late 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 10".   Overall length: 14.5".

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We are confident that you will be satisfied with this item and we guarantee it to be materially as presented. However, if the item does meet your expectations, it may be returned within 7 days of receipt for a complete refund of the purchased price, less the shipping cost, provided the item is returned in its original condition.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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